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Direct v s Representative Democracy  Created by Karen McDavid, Midland Academy, 2012
Greek government was based on a democracy. What is a democracy   A democracy is a system of government where the people of...
As the Greek population became larger, villages grew into city-states. A city-state was a city and all the farm land surro...
Each city-state was independent of each other and had its own government.
Direct Democracy
In 500 B.C. Athens became the world   s first democracy. What is a democracy  A democracy is a system of government where ...
In Athens each man over the age of 18 could take part in the democracy. They had a voice.  Women, children, and slaves cou...
This form of democracy is called direct democracy. What is Direct Democracy  Direct Democracy is a government in which peo...
In Athens the men had a voice. They could vote for their peers as candidates and could run for office themselves. The men ...
When voting for an election, the person with the most votes won. When dealing with an issue, like a new law, the issue wit...
For this system of government to be successful,    EVERY    man that was a citizen of Athens had to be aware and informed ...
Representative Democracy
We, the United States, get our ideals of government from Ancient Greece. Although the idea of a direct democracy wasn   t ...
The United States system of government is based on a Representative Democracy  Representative Democracy is a government in...
Our modern day democracy encourages everyone to vote, including women. Any legal citizen of the United States over the age...
One of the most important principals of a Representative Democracy is that the elected officials must ensure that the peop...
If we had a direct democracy it would take way too much time to count votes since our population exceeds 300 million peopl...
A representative democracy allows our elected representatives to serve an elected term. If they aren   t doing the job tha...
Because we have a representative democracy, we can also ensure that our form of government has a checks and balances. No o...
Explain the difference between a direct democracy and a representative government. Representative Democracy  Direct Democr...